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I am getting ready to do a "refresh" of a 100k mi 460 that was running well when pulled. I'm getting a basic rebuild kit and oil pump from Summit for the bottom end without pistons. I will make sure everything measures out true before I start and hope a good hone and dip will make sure oil and coolant journals will be enough. For the heads I will dissamble clean and put new valve seals in. I have to do this on the cheap. My questions are mainly directed at the heads.... as long as the valves are "burnt" do I really need an angle grind and do you recommend putting in new valve guides as a preventative measure (I assume I can press them out on my own) or just seals if the guides show little wear. I put together my 351W with junkyard parts on the cheap ($300) with no machine work and it came out great. I need to do the same with this engine. Is there anything on the 460 that needs special attention... any problem areas with the 460? I am a backyard mech with a good understanding of what needs to be done and have thrown together engines in the past with no issues but this is going into a buddy's truck and I'd like any advice... so far I am looking at $250 for the engine, approx $300 for the kit, and approx $300 in misc. Thoughts?...
 

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It really depends on the engine you have at hand. Check compression and oil pressure before you tear it apart if possible. Stay very mild on the cam.
 

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Make sure you use 429/460 cam gears, its a nice bump in power.
 
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